Updated/Final, Sat 10 March: Matthias ends hunger strike after plea by Dr Mahathir, read h e r e
If a judge feels that a litigant or an accused person has been in contempt of his court, then the judge should get a third party, and another court to determine whether indeed there is a case for contempt or not and to determine the punishment.- Dr Mahathir
Read more here.
You may not agree with the former PM because you think he shouldn't have taken action against a Lord President. And you may not agree with Matthias Chang because he supports his boss in the sacking of that Lord President. But that's not the issue here. The issue is: Was Matthias Chang really in contempt of court? Was there injustice against this lawyer?
Because Matthias refused to pay the RM20k fine and opted for jail instead, we have a situation where the judge's conduct is now under the limelight. For the judge's own integrity, and the credibility of the whole system, the Chief of Justice should call for an Inquiry or a review.
By the way, ours is the 9th least corrupted judiciary in the world. Let's keep it that way.
Matthias vs Judge Dredd? Read here.